Watch our Inner Tube Wallet Tutorial Here!

This video shows you how to recycle a bicycle innertube into a functional wallet. Feel free to pause, as the video goes fast! Follow along with our premade materials kit available on the BICAS Art Etsy. Kits come complete with an instruction booklet, with and all sales to directly benefit the BICAS Art Program.

Link to purchase kits: https://etsy.me/3vagVTJ

Link to more stitch variants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of…

Written, illustrated, and demonstrated by BICAS Staff Tyler McCullough Filmed, edited, and performed by BICAS Staff Shruti Kaul, @shrutikaul on Instagram.

BICAS Materials Kits include:

– One-of-a-kind instruction sheet created by the BICAS Staff

– Innertube; 12in long piece (must be wide enough when cut flat to fit a credit card; beware when using a thorn resistant tube as they can’t typically fold more than four times)

-Needle (large eye, blunt needle works best and is safer for children but regular needle will work)

– Thread; 6ft (embroidery or sewing thread should work as long as it fits needle and is strong enough to hold rubber)

You will also need:

– Ballpoint pen (or anything that can mark an innertube)

Ruler

– Scissors

Happy crafting!

Help BICAS Find a 2021 Art Auction Venue!

 

Pending CDC regulations, we plan to hold our 25th annual BICAS Art Auction this December and are looking for a venue! Can you help?

  • Looking for 3,000-5,000 sq ft Art Gallery or Warehouse
  • Venue is ideally located close to downtown Tucson for ease of bicycle commuting 
  • Must be able to hang art on walls and have room to walk around sculptures/stands 
  • Ability for BICAS to get a special event/liquor license to serve drinks
  • Max capacity should be at least 100-300 people.

Thanks for helping us look for a location for this family friendly, Tucson arts & culture tradition that hosts 1,000-2,000 lovers of art and bicycles each year! Message us here or email art@bicas.org with any leads.

Posted March 31, 2021.

Donate for AZ Gives April 6!

BICAS remains committed to mobility justice at a time when reliable transportation makes all the difference in accessing basic needs and getting to “essential jobs” for many who no longer feel safe riding the bus. Despite facing tremendous losses from cancellation of programs, BICAS has been service the Tucson community an essential services provider for a year now, offering basic bicycle repair and sales at a sliding scale. Your support ensures that those with little or no income can access safe transportation and free helmets, while also keeping our staff employed and our 32 year old organization afloat and thriving.

Go to azgives.org/bicas to donate by or on April 6, 2021! Artwork by BICAS Staff Jreems Kmchroo, @jreemskmchroo on Instagram!

Now Hiring!

Posted 3-2-21

The current round of application reviews has ended.

We will update this page on April 8th if the position has not been filled.

BICAS is seeking talented, committed candidates for Shop Mechanic and Volunteer Coordinator positions. If you think you could thrive in a job that is meaningful, community-driven, challenging, self-directed, and creative, please see bicas.org/jobs for details and application instructions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note that BICAS has been operating as an Essential Service Provider during the pandemic. As such, all open positions require in-person work. Appropriate COVID19 precautions are in effect. Open until filled.

Apply now!